Crime Prevention team delivers acts of kindness on Feb. 17

Kamloops City

2021-02-17 14:33 PST

The Kamloops RCMP Crime Prevention Unit has been busy targeting unsuspecting citizens -- not to change their behaviour, but to reward it instead.

February 17 is designated as Random Acts of Kindness Day, a day intended to recognize and support the little things people do that make a difference in the lives of others. To show how much these acts are appreciated, the Kamloops RCMP Crime Prevention Unit unleashed some of its own kindness in the form of teddy bears, swag bags and slurpee vouchers.

Photo Description: A Kamloops RCMP officer dressed in a police uniform, mask, and police ball cap uses a black goalie stick to pass white, green, and pink slurpee vouchers to a student in a green coat, red and black plaid mask, and blue and white Jays toque.

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Of all the years to show some kindness this is the year, said Corporal Dana Napier of the Crime Prevention Unit. We wanted to let all of the ages in our community know we are thinking of them and wanted to offer a small gift of appreciation.

The youngest recipients of the Crime Prevention Unit’s random acts of kindness were toddlers who received teddy bears from the team. Next on the list were 50 students who received free slurpee vouchers. To recognize the hard work of the staff at the Royal Inland Hospital, swag bags with a variety of items and thank you notes were delivered to employees. And lastly, to bring a little cheer to some of the seniors who have been significantly impacted this last year, 50 swag bags filled with treasures and positive notes were delivered to help show them they are not forgotten and they play an important role in our community.

Cpl. Napier encouraged others in the community to offer up their own random act of kindness and reminded them that it does not have to come in the form of a gift.

It can be something as simple as offering a kind word, holding open a door or giving a compliment, Cpl. Napier added. A simple act of kindness can go a long way to help brighten a person’s day."

Photo Description: Cst. Matthew Cree provides Kamloops student Owen-Andrew Cleaveley with some slurpee coupons in appreciation of the regular random acts of kindness he provides to those at Kamloops School of the Arts.

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Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
kamloops.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: Crystal.Evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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